Dusty earned an MS in Mental Health Counseling from Southern Oregon University and worked with children in elementary schools of the Medford School District. On the Big Island of Hawai’i, Dusty worked with teenagers and their families through Child & Family Service as a MultiSystemic Therapist. Dusty completed his doctoral studies in Counselor Education and Supervision at Idaho State University while serving the general Boise community through pro bono counseling and volunteer efforts with marginalized populations. Dusty holds a small private practice as a licensed counselor in Idaho and Washington State and is a board-certified telemental health provider. Dusty began teaching at AUS in 2018 and enjoys exploring Washington’s thrift stores and wilderness.